The undefeated Buffalo Bulls' bid to clinch the Mid-American Conference East Division title were placed on hold on Friday before they even had a chance to play a down. Four hours into their trip to play Ohio, Buffalo turned its buses around upon being informed its game on Saturday was canceled and declared a no contest because the Bobcats' roster was depleted as a result of players testing positive for COVID-19. The cancelation left Buffalo (4-0) in limbo, waiting for the conference to determine whether the school has won the division title and a berth in the MAC championship game in Detroit on Dec. 18.
Jaret Patterson was nearly inconsolable upon learning how difficult it was going to be landing a football scholarship despite a decorated high school career. Turned down outright during a visit to Eastern Michigan, the undersized running back left his traveling party to hole up in one of the school's bathrooms where he broke down and cried. ''We had like four people walking around Eastern Michigan's football house looking for him, and James found him,'' Justin Winters recalled, referring to Patterson's twin brother, who was offered a scholarship.
Buffalo's Jaret Patterson ran for more than 300 yards one week and over 400 the next.